As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me. I approached one of the attendants to ask him the truth concerning all this. So he said that he would disclose to me the interpretation of the matter.
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One theory for the reason why we dream is that the brain is dealing with a gazillion bits of information. It needs something akin to a filing system and one of the methods of data storage is forming a narrative, writing a story with the random bits. What results is often characters and plot that defy time and space and is a jumble of emotions. It is one theory, but I liked it because of how story functions as connective tissue. God's story is advanced through the scriptures over thousands of years and multiple authors through a variety of literary genres: history, poetry, wisdom literature, prophecy, Gospel, letters. It is a human story and divine story that fires in the synapses of lives. We advance the story as we seek meaning and truth. Sometimes that means coping with nightmares and sometimes that means a vision of a story in which we are all privileged and loved enough to play a part.
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What a story, Lord, what a story! Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
Writer, poet, artist, human, citizen, learner, scruffy, goof.
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